SWBR earns recognition in the Lehigh Valley Business 2020 Reader Rankings Awards

Lehigh Valley Reader Rankings

The votes have been cast, and your voices were heard loud and clear! Thanks to the overwhelming support of our clients, vendors, family, and friends, SWBR was the only full-service creative agency in the Lehigh Valley to earn Top 3 placement in all of the categories it was nominated for within the Lehigh Valley Business 2020 Reader Rankings Awards! 

Categories in which SWBR received recognition from the business journal include the following: 

  • Employee Recognition Program (Category: Employers)
  • Web Design & Development Company (Category: IT & Tech Support Services)
  • Marketing/Advertising Agency (Category: Professional Services)
  • Public Relations Firm (Category: Professional Services) 
  • Social Media Firm (Category: Professional Services)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all winners – including the grand prize winner of each group – will be announced and honored online this year through category-specific daily video roll-outs via and the Lehigh Valley Business Journal’s social media channels. The first category will be unveiled on Monday, October 12th, and conclude on Friday, October 23rd. 

On behalf of everyone here at SWBR, we’d like to thank those who participated in this year’s online contest. It’s an honor itself to be a business leader in the greater Lehigh Valley, no less serve this remarkable regional community (and beyond) for more than five decades. We look forward to the next 51 years!



Share on facebook
Share on linkedin


Marketing Tips To Work Smarter

What are you waiting for?

Join The Conversation


Ernie Thomas



Advertising is in Ernie’s DNA as he’s a third-generation family member to join the business his late grandfather founded. With that pedigree comes an almost six sense of identifying the “it factor” needed to create campaigns that spark customers to action. Ernie (or ET) uses his outgoing personality to connect with clients to build strong collaborative relationships. He digs deep to uncover new opportunities that will make a measurable difference for each client’s business. A graduate of Eastern University and Saint Joseph’s University (MBA), he has the book smarts and experience to elevate brand communications with strategies that challenge the status quo. He’s always guiding Team SWBR toward the correct target audiences, smartest campaign messages, right digital channels and best traditional tactics suited to boost sales.

When he’s not working, Ernie enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He’s also an avid golfer still searching for his first hole-in-one.